Learning Event 2
DESCRIBE THE OPERATION OF THE PORTABLE VIDEO RECORDER AND THE PORTABLE
The portable VR is powered by 12 volts of DC current.
Power can be
supplied two different ways as required by the operator. The operator can
use a nickel-cadmium (NICAD) battery or the optional AC/DC power converter
which will deliver 12 volts of DC current.
Insert the battery in the
battery compartment and close the cover.
Check the battery indicator to
make sure there is enough energy to operate the equipment. This battery can
be used to supply power to the VR and the camera at the same time. At this
time you can push the POWER button on to operate the equipment.
The great advantage of video cassette recorders or the portable
recorder, over the larger reel-to-reel recorder, is the ease of operation
(fig 1-9). There is no need for you to thread the tape from the supply reel
past the head assembly to the takeup reel in a more or less complicated
Portable recorder threading pattern
a. Loading cassette.
To load and unload a cassette, press the power
button to the ON position before inserting a cassette. Before inserting the
cassette, check to see if there is any tape slack. Press the EJECT button,
and the cassette housing will lift gently.